Deasy announces $325,000 in Allegheny County gaming grants

(Jan 26, 2022)

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 26 – A total of $325,000 from the Allegheny County Gaming Economic Tourism Fund will support replacing staircases in Crafton and renovating the Casa San Jose building, according to state Rep. Dan Deasy, D-Allegheny. The following amounts were awarded: $200,000 to Crafton Borough for the first phase of its program to replace deteriorating staircases. The work will involve replacing 195 concrete or wooden stairs with new concrete, associated cheek walls and landings, handrail, retaining walls and chain link fence. The project also includes site preparation, traffic control, erosion and sediment control, and site cleanup. $125,000 to renovate the Casa San Jose building at 1602-1606 Broadway Avenue. The project includes renovating the floors, wall systems, ceilings, doors and hardware, kitchen cabinetry and food heating equipment, new HVAC, new electric system upgrade, new LED lighting, fire alarm and fire sprinkler installation, telephone/data network installation, plumbing installation, stair and elevator addition, improvements to the exterior shell, new windows, and storefront entrance system. “I’m pleased to see these investments will make important improvements in these communities,” Deasy said. “Casa San Jose provides important resources for the growing Hispanic community. The funding to renovate its building will help to create a strong foundation that will further support its Read more

 

Deasy: Rushed hearing on constitutional amendment to privatize state liquor system leads to more confusion

(Jan 24, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 24 – Following today’s meeting of the Pennsylvania House Liquor Control Committee, Democratic Chair Dan Deasy said he stands against legislation that calls for voters to decide the business future of Pennsylvania’s Fine Wine and Good Spirits stores through a constitutional amendment. “Asking a simple question on a ballot for a complex issue is a disaster in the making. It’s deceptive, and I fear it would result in even more confusion and frustration for Pennsylvanians,” said Deasy, D-Allegheny. “It’s premature because there is nothing in place to address how that privatization would work, not to mention how it would impact state revenue or the 5,000 state store workers.” Deasy said that last year, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board returned $765 million to the state’s General Fund. “Where would the state get that money?” he asked. “That’s not a one-time contribution but is provided annually by a state-owned asset. That money would have to come from somewhere. There are too many questions still unanswered. More needs to be done to vet this process.” Deasy noted that Act 39 or 2016 created a bipartisan commission to research and make recommendations on privatizing the wholesale and retail wine and spirits operations in the state. “During today’s House Liquor Control Board meeting, there was testimony that commission has not met in the Read more

 

Free at-home COVID-19 tests, Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program open for 2021 and more!

(Jan 21, 2022)

Free at-home COVID-19 tests, Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program open for 2021 and more! Read more

 

Public review of preliminary maps, water assistance now available and a look back at our 2021 accomplishments

(Jan 07, 2022)

Public review of preliminary maps, water assistance now available and a look back at our 2021 accomplishments Read more

 

Deasy announces $376,000 in grants for community pool and trailways

(Dec 30, 2021)

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 30 – State Rep. Dan Deasy, D-Allegheny, announced today a total of $376,600 in state funding for upgrades to the Crafton Community Pool and recreational trails along Pittsburgh’s three rivers. The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources awarded the following grants : $250,000 to Crafton Borough for the rehabilitation of Crafton Community Pool, including renovating the bathhouse and concession stand, installing utilities, ADA access, landscaping and other site improvements. $26,000 to Friends of the Riverfront Inc. to prepare a Water Trail Management Plan for the Three Rivers Water Trail in Allegheny County. $100,600 to Riverlife to prepare a trail study for the Three Rivers Heritage Trail on the West End Bridge. “These investments provide a boost to recreational areas where people can enjoy the outdoors and connect with their communities,” Deasy said. “The improvements to the Crafton Community Pool and preparing plans for land and water trails along the Three Rivers helps to encourage people to visit these areas and makes them more accessible for all.” The DCNR grant was made available through the Community Conservation Partnership Program. More information about the program is available here . Read more

 

Better broadband access, community open house in Green Tree and home heating help available

(Dec 20, 2021)

Better broadband access, community open house in Green Tree and home heating help available Read more

 

$1 million grant for Jasmin Nyree Center, Community Open Houses and more!

(Dec 10, 2021)

$1 million grant for Jasmin Nyree Center, Community Open Houses and more! Read more

 

Deasy: $1 million awarded for improvements to Jasmine Nyree Campus

(Dec 06, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 6 – A $1 million state grant will fund renovations to create a community center and renovations that lay the groundwork for affordable housing at Pittsburgh’s Jasmine Nyree Campus, state Rep. Dan Deasy announced today. Deasy, D-Allegheny, said the projects – funded by the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program – will enhance quality of life for the students and families who benefit from the campus’ comprehensive special education services. “Securing this funding is exciting because it will support JNC’s mission of helping students and other residents with special needs grow and flourish,” Deasy said. “Some of the funding will be used to create a community center where those on campus can attend events, form friendships, sharpen social skills, and share quality time with family and educators. Other funding will help lay the groundwork for affordable housing. “I commend Christy and Joey Porter for their vision, determination and commitment to the city of Pittsburgh. I am thrilled to join Senator Fontana in supporting this project. It is vital to support ventures like this that add to the fabric of our city.” Deasy said the three phases of the projects will include: Rehabilitation of a three-story school building into a community center, including refurbishment of walls, electrical, gas, plumbing and other Read more

 

Community open house, Pennie open enrollment and more!

(Dec 03, 2021)

Community open house, Pennie open enrollment and more! Read more

 

Vaccines available at upcoming community open house events, avoid holiday scams and more!

(Nov 29, 2021)

Vaccines available at community open house events, avoid holiday scams and more! Read more

 

Deasy announces $1.4 million in state funding to extend road in McKees Rocks

(Nov 19, 2021)

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 19 – The borough of McKees Rocks was awarded $1.4 million in grant funding from the Commonwealth Financing Authority for a project that would extend Intermodal Way to connect to West Carson Street, announced State Rep. Dan Deasy, D-Allegheny. Deasy said the CFA awarded funding for the project through its Multimodal Transportation Fund Program. The project would construct 870 linear feet of roadway to connect a section of the road to the dead end of Intermodal Way at the railroad bridge. Deasy said an eight-foot-wide trail running 3,200 linear feet is also slated to be constructed to run along Intermodal Way from Angelina Avenue to West Carson Street. “This grant will allow McKees Rocks to continue its project to divert truck traffic out of the downtown and improve access to the existing intermodal freight facilities from the south,” Deasy said. “This is an investment not just in our community, but in our regional economy, since improving access to intermodal facilities like this is a key part of the logistical supply chain.” CFA Multimodal Transportation Funds may be used for the development, rehabilitation, and enhancement of transportation assets to existing communities, streetscape, lighting, sidewalk enhancement, pedestrian safety, connectivity of transportation assets and transit-oriented development. Learn more about the CFA Multimodal Transportation Fund Program Read more

 

Honoring local veterans, upcoming Deasy Dialog on LIHEAP, state funding for Allegheny County projects and more!

(Nov 12, 2021)

Honoring local veterans, upcoming Deasy Dialog on LIHEAP, state funding for Allegheny County projects and more! Read more

 

Veterans Day 2021 Newsletter

(Nov 05, 2021)

Veterans Day 2021 Newsletter Read more

 

Deasy: Legislation to provide restaurants relief passes House

(Oct 27, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 27 – State Rep. Dan Deasy, D-Allegheny, applauded the passage of legislation today that would provide relief measures to help the restaurant industry in its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Deasy, the Democratic chair of the House Liquor Control Committee, said the Senate amended H.B. 425 to include language from his proposed legislation to remove barriers to outdoor dining. The legislation also included initiatives authored by state Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny, to relax some requirements for safekeeping liquor licenses and by state Rep. Napoleon Nelson, D-Montgomery, expanding off-site catering permits. “Restaurants have been doing everything in their power to stay afloat as this pandemic persists,” Deasy said. “This bill would provide much-needed assistance to these business owners by giving them flexibility in countering some of the obstacles they’ve struggled with for nearly two years.” House Bill 425 has passed the House and the Senate and is currently awaiting the governor’s signature. Read more

 

Rep. Deasy Fall 2021 Newsletter

(Sep 13, 2021)

Rep. Deasy Fall 2021 Newsletter Read more

 

Deasy: $500,000 in grants awarded to Allegheny County blight remediation projects

(May 25, 2021)

HARRISBURG, May 25 – The Commonwealth Financing Authority awarded a combined $500,000 to two blight remediation projects that would make way for affordable housing and future development, said state Rep. Dan Deasy. Deasy said $300,000 was awarded to McKees Rocks to purchase up to 10 properties that will be renovated and turned into affordable housing. Another $200,000 was awarded to Char-West Council of Governments to demolish 12 blighted properties, some of which will require asbestos abatement, throughout 10 Allegheny County municipalities , including some in Deasy’s legislative district . The project plans to restore each site for future development. “This funding is an investment in better, safer communities,” said Deasy, D-Allegheny. “Blighted properties in McKees Rocks will become affordable homes for families, while the Char-West Council of Governments project is getting rid of harmful asbestos lingering in some communities and creating space for new developments.” The CFA awarded a total of $12 million from its Blight Remediation Program for planning and remediation projects across the state. Read more

 

Deasy hosts Spring shredding events

(May 12, 2021)

State Rep. Deasy co-hosts paper shredding and medication take-back events on April 17, 2021 and May 15, 2021. Read more

 

Deasy: Pa. should resolve outstanding unemployment issues before launching new UC system

(May 07, 2021)

PITTSBURGH, May 7 – To show his support of Pennsylvanians at the “Pay Benefits Now” rally in downtown Pittsburgh on Thursday, state Rep. Dan Deasy is calling on the state to resolve hundreds of thousands of unemployment claims before the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry launches a new Unemployment Compensation system on June 1. “I am extremely concerned that these cases are going to get lost in the transition,” said Deasy, D-Allegheny. “For those deemed eligible, they have waited far too long for benefits they have earned and desperately need. For those the department deems ineligible, let us move the process forward now and provide these claimants their right to an appeal.” Deasy shares the concerns of rally organizers who said nearly 300,000 Pennsylvanians continue to wait on decisions regarding their unemployment benefits. The groups said some of those claimants have been in limbo for months and have faced evictions, foreclosures, utility shut offs, and hunger. Deasy wrote a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf last week to express his frustration with the current processing of UC claims. “These Pennsylvanians need and deserve an answer now,” said Deasy. “I urge in the strongest of terms that Governor Wolf provide the department with all the resources necessary to resolve these cases before the implementation of the new system.” The “Pay Benefits Now” rally was held outside of Read more

 

Identity Theft Protection with PA Attorney General's Office

(Apr 23, 2021)

The PA Attorney General's Office discusses ways to protect your identity from scammers for a Deasy Diolog webinar. Read more

 

Rep. Deasy: $200,000 grant awarded to Crafton

(Apr 07, 2021)

CRAFTON, April 7 – State Rep. Dan Deasy announced today that the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County has awarded $200,000 in Community Infrastructure and Tourism grant funding to Crafton Borough. Deasy said the grant will be used in the construction of a new storage garage for the Public Works Department. “Crafton’s Public Works Department provides important maintenance, from street sweeping and plowing to general facility repairs, in order to keep the borough at its best,” said Deasy, D-Allegheny. “I want to congratulate Crafton on being awarded this grant that will help the department continue its mission to improve the borough.” CITF grants provide financial assistance to municipalities, councils of government, nonprofits and for-profit businesses to facilitate economic development projects in Allegheny County. Eligible projects include economic development, infrastructure development, job training, community improvement, public safety or public interest. Read more

 

Deasy announces $325,000 in Allegheny County gaming grants
Jan 26, 2022

Deasy: Rushed hearing on constitutional amendment to privatize state liquor system leads to more confusion
Jan 24, 2022

Free at-home COVID-19 tests, Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program open for 2021 and more!
Jan 21, 2022

Public review of preliminary maps, water assistance now available and a look back at our 2021 accomplishments
Jan 07, 2022

Deasy announces $376,000 in grants for community pool and trailways
Dec 30, 2021

Better broadband access, community open house in Green Tree and home heating help available
Dec 20, 2021

$1 million grant for Jasmin Nyree Center, Community Open Houses and more!
Dec 10, 2021

Deasy: $1 million awarded for improvements to Jasmine Nyree Campus
Dec 06, 2021

Community open house, Pennie open enrollment and more!
Dec 03, 2021

Vaccines available at upcoming community open house events, avoid holiday scams and more!
Nov 29, 2021

Deasy announces $1.4 million in state funding to extend road in McKees Rocks
Nov 19, 2021

Honoring local veterans, upcoming Deasy Dialog on LIHEAP, state funding for Allegheny County projects and more!
Nov 12, 2021

Veterans Day 2021 Newsletter
Nov 05, 2021

Deasy: Legislation to provide restaurants relief passes House
Oct 27, 2021

Rep. Deasy Fall 2021 Newsletter
Sep 13, 2021

Deasy: $500,000 in grants awarded to Allegheny County blight remediation projects
May 25, 2021

Deasy hosts Spring shredding events
May 12, 2021

Deasy: Pa. should resolve outstanding unemployment issues before launching new UC system
May 07, 2021

Identity Theft Protection with PA Attorney General's Office
Apr 23, 2021

Rep. Deasy: $200,000 grant awarded to Crafton
Apr 07, 2021